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    WTB: WTB: Hummingbird Hammock & straps

    WTB Hummingbird hammock & straps for day hiking.
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    I love the purple! Might have to get another one....

    I love the purple! Might have to get another one. :-)
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    As a small backpacker, weight matters to me. I...

    As a small backpacker, weight matters to me. I use whoopies. Tree strap length depends to some degree on where you live. Here in Washington I have found on several occasions that my 8-foot straps...
  4. I'm also planning to hang at Blanca Lake later...

    I'm also planning to hang at Blanca Lake later this summer (my roomie picked the location.) Haven't researched it enough to be sure about hanging spots yet, but I'm hopeful. Let me know if you go!...
  5. Thanks for the info. I would have gone for a tent...

    Thanks for the info. I would have gone for a tent in the Mt Margaret Backcountry Lakes, but there weren't permits available anyhow. We're headed to hike the Sheep Canyon loop and some of the Loowit...
  6. Well, boo. The park service said no to hammocks....

    Well, boo. The park service said no to hammocks. They said that camping is only allowed in the designated sites on the designated tent pads, due to the fragile regrowth in the 1980 blast zone. :-(
  7. Mt. Margaret Backcountry Lakes, Mt. St. Helens, WA?

    Has anyone tried hammock hiking in the Mt. Margaret backcountry lakes area in the Mt. St. Helens blast zone? Photos look like there are trees, but hard to tell if they are adequate for hammocks. ...
  8. WTB: Warbonnet blackbird, cuben tarp, 20 degree underquilt

    Looking for gear to get a friend started. Looking for a warbonnet blackbird, cuben tarp, and a 20 degree under quilt (will consider down or synthetic.)

    Thanks!
    Dawn
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    I'm also 5'3" and I have the short incubator....

    I'm also 5'3" and I have the short incubator. Honestly I'm sure I would have been fine with an even shorter UQ (maybe even 3/4) as I sleep fetal a lot of the time. But I'm grateful for the entire...
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    I find that the temperature ratings for hammock...

    I find that the temperature ratings for hammock quilts don't compare to the same ratings for sleeping bags in a tent. I need much warmer gear in a hammock. I use a 20 degree quilt set in the Pacific...
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    tree strap length ?

    Tree strap length depends on where you live. I'm in the NW and often need 8 feet. Was recently on a hike in old growth rain forest where 8 feet wasn't enough and wished I had 12.
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    Cool concept! What's the weight with various...

    Cool concept! What's the weight with various components?
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    colour and size questions for quilts.

    Not home now but if I remember I'll snap a pic. It definitely helps to use a dry bag not a regular stuff sack, as you can squeeze all the air out and it becomes like a vacuum pack and stays as small...
  14. Gary: my straps are 8 feet and way too short for...

    Gary: my straps are 8 feet and way too short for many of the trees. 12 would be closer but still possibly not enough. The first trees I tried didn't work because my tarp ridge line wasn't long...
  15. Gary: bring LONG tree straps and extra line to...

    Gary: bring LONG tree straps and extra line to Enchanted Valley. Those trees are big! Plenty of smaller deciduous trees to pick from too, but they don't shelter you from the weather as well. I just...
  16. In Washington: 7 Lakes Basin & High Divide...

    In Washington: 7 Lakes Basin & High Divide (harder), or Enchanted Valley (easy 14 miles each way), both in Olympic National Park. Adams Creek Meadows on Mt Adams (though you'd have to camp below tree...
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    colour and size questions for quilts.

    I can stuff my 20 degree short/wide Burrow AND 20 degree short incubator AND WB Blackbird hammock into one 13L Sea to Summit ultrasil dry bag, and compress it enough to lay the whole package...
  18. Thanks for the comments! For some reason most of...

    Thanks for the comments! For some reason most of the pics posted as thumbnails only, so trying again with a few:

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  19. The pictures! Two nights on the coast at Cape...

    The pictures! Two nights on the coast at Cape Alava on the far NW corner of Washington State, and three nights on the Enchanted Valley/Quinault River Valley Trail in Olympic National Park. LOVE!...
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    Phil, I can't say this is true for all the...

    Phil, I can't say this is true for all the colors, but mine is an electric blue on one side but black on the other. Aside from the color, I can't see a difference between the "inside" and "outside"...
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    This is right. The hyperlite is asymmetric so the...

    This is right. The hyperlite is asymmetric so the angle of lay does matter, especially as the stock tarp is asymmetric also. If you lay on the other diagonal, you'll no longer be fully under the...
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    WTB: Sure, thanks!

    Sure, thanks!
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    WTB: Thanks for the lead, Vtpilot1! I purchased it....

    Thanks for the lead, Vtpilot1! I purchased it. :-) Of course now you've turned me onto another place to spend money...yikes!
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    A major truth of growing up: you will always be...

    A major truth of growing up: you will always be capable of more than anyone who knows you currently thinks you are. Why? Because they always knew a younger version of you, so you'll always be a...
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    I slept beside a river with a mild breeze on a 40...

    I slept beside a river with a mild breeze on a 40 degree night in Western Washington last week with a 3 season jarbidge and a down top quilt, and I was plenty warm. At some point I moved my foam...
  26. Pics when I return from my first adventures... :-)

    Pics when I return from my first adventures... :-)
  27. New toys, style-weight penalty (*giggle*), great service, love Hammock Gear!

    Just got my order from Hammock Gear today and I have to say, these guys were great.

    I ordered a Burrow top quilt (20-degree, short/wide) and Incubator under quilt (20-degrees, short.) Just for...
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    WTB: Warbonnet Blackbird Single-Layer 1.1

    Want to buy: Warbonnet Blackbird Single-Layer 1.1, prefer whoopies but I can switch it out if need be.

    Thanks!
    Dawn
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    Well, shoot. I was hoping to meet you all and get...

    Well, shoot. I was hoping to meet you all and get some inspiration and ideas, but it's just not in the cards this time. Thanks for the encouraging welcome, though.
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    Oooh, tease! I'm eagerly awaiting mine. :-)

    Oooh, tease! I'm eagerly awaiting mine. :-)
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    LOL yep. Me, too.

    LOL yep. Me, too.
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    Love it! I'd say that's true on the Washington...

    Love it! I'd say that's true on the Washington trails for sure. Next step: take over the Hammock Forum!

    Actually, that makes me wonder what the numbers actually are on this forum. It FEELS...
  33. WTB: Found a Jarbidge, woot. Now to get the friends...

    Found a Jarbidge, woot. Now to get the friends out hiking...!
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    Hilarious! Fashion-conscious enough to want a...

    Hilarious! Fashion-conscious enough to want a manly pincushion? There is so much awesome in this. Thanks for the smile. :-)
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    I get off work in Olympia at 9:30 Sunday morning....

    I get off work in Olympia at 9:30 Sunday morning. If I head straight out, do you think people will still be hanging by the time I arrived, or do people tend to pack up and head out early? It would be...
  36. Great idea, thanks. I don't use any hardware on...

    Great idea, thanks. I don't use any hardware on my suspension because I don't see any reason to carry extra weight. I like the toggle-instead-of carabiner idea. Where there are trees, there are...
  37. WTB: Looks like someone beat me to it, but I'm...

    Looks like someone beat me to it, but I'm interested if that falls through. Thanks.
  38. WTB: Thanks, I'll look for the ad posting now. :-)

    Thanks, I'll look for the ad posting now. :-)
  39. I changed my HH hyperlite's suspension to...

    I changed my HH hyperlite's suspension to whoopies. It didn't reduce the weight by much...only about an ounce. It is easier to adjust, though.

    On the other hand, I also changed the suspension on...
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    I changed the stock suspension on my HH hyperlite...

    I changed the stock suspension on my HH hyperlite to whoopies. I was hoping it would save weight (it didn't, not by more than an ounce, anyhow), but it does make adjustment easier. It's an easy...
  41. Thread: Pct?

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    Not this year, but dreaming/scheming of "soon,"...

    Not this year, but dreaming/scheming of "soon," so I'll follow this thread with interest!
    Dawn
  42. Oooh, cool suggestions. Of course that...

    Oooh, cool suggestions. Of course that ultra-light reflective cord is hot, but the whoopee-style adjustment is pretty clever...!

    Has anyone used the MSR ultralight reflective line? This stuff:...
  43. I've got 4's and 8's and was considering one of...

    I've got 4's and 8's and was considering one of each, too...saves a whole ounce..woot. ;-P Though how much extra cord do I have to cary for the difference "just in case"...more than an ounce? And...
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    Good idea...I'll look into that. I also...

    Good idea...I'll look into that.

    I also discovered an iPhone app recently that notifies your chosen contacts if you don't "check in" by a specified timed after an adventure (or internet date or...
  45. Oh yes, I've been dreaming of a dog. Saw some...

    Oh yes, I've been dreaming of a dog. Saw some awfully cute puppies on the trail the other day that had me researching puppies later that night. But it's impractical with my lifestyle to own a dog...
  46. Oh yes, I've been dreaming of a dog. Saw some...

    Oh yes, I've been dreaming of a dog. Saw some awfully cute puppies on the trail the other day that had me researching puppies later that night. But it's impractical with my lifestyle to own a dog...
  47. Ultralight tarp guys/tie-outs...what do you use?

    Placed an order for an HG cuben tarp w/doors...wheee! Now looking to save those last few grams and find the lightest line that will do the job for guys/tie-outs. What do you use?

    Also, pros/cons...
  48. Actual weight of Blackbird and suspension?

    I'm wondering if the weights listed on the Warbonnet website are accurate, and do they include all of the components of the suspension (whoops, tree-huggers...) I'm considering the 1.1 blackbird,...
  49. Great tip! Thanks! Of course, being a...

    Great tip! Thanks!

    Of course, being a gram-weenie, I'm also trying to learn how to tell how big of tree-huggers I'll need. Guessing that the higher I'm camped, the smaller the trees, but it...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w4SsQkSV4Y

    Thanks for the videos! Hard core!

    So gorgeous. I can't wait to be there.
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